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"Recall Alerts"

09-04-2001

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Discovery Channel Store Announce Recall of Oil Lamps


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL STORE ANNOUNCE RECALL OF OIL LAMPS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. of Berkeley, California is voluntarily recalling 16,000 glass and metal oil-burning lamps. The glass on these lamps can shatter when lit, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers.

The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. has received four reports of the lamps shattering, including two reports of minor property damage.

Consumers should stop using the lamps and return them to any Discovery Channel Store or the Nature Company stores nationwide for a refund. Consumers can also callThe Discovery Channel Store toll-free at (800) 752-1937 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday. The contact person is Pamela Rucker at (240) 662-4110 or visit the company's website at www.shopping.discovery.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson or Mark Ross, (301) 504-0580 ext 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01224.html.

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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